Mark My Words: In 2016, Rand Paul Will Be Nothing More Than A Sideshow Like His Dad

rand-paul-I can’t tell you how sick and tired I am of seeing the words “Rand Paul” and “presidential front-runner” in the same sentence.  So he won a CPAC straw poll two years in a row, who cares?

You know who else won the CPAC straw poll two years in a row?  His dad, Ron Paul.  Tell me, how well did he fair every time he ran for president?  If memory serves me, he never stood a chance – ever. 

Rand Paul is an absolute joke.

It’s like I’ve said numerous times before, the only reason why he’s even a United States Senator is because of who his dad is.  Let’s think about that for a second.  How well did that work out for us the last time we had a president whose biggest bullet point on his resume was his dad’s name?

The only reason why Rand Paul is so popular among conservatives now is because he’s the one who’s trying the hardest.  Well, him and Ted Cruz.  But it’s looking more and more like nobody can stand Ted Cruz – even Republicans.

Let’s not forget that in 2012, just about every single Republican candidate was a “front-runner” at some point.  Though I think that has more to do with just how badly Republicans didn’t want Mitt Romney to be their candidate than how much any of the other candidates stood out.

Rand Paul, like Ted Cruz, has been running for president since he became a United States Senator.  So of course he’s a “leading candidate” right now.  While most legitimate contenders are keeping a relatively low profile, at best just making a few public appearances (if they’re not currently active politicians), Paul has been in a perpetual presidential campaign since 2010.

But the fact is, by the time 2016 rolls around, Paul is going to be nothing more than an afterthought.  His dad, who’s much more genuine than he is, couldn’t even manage to be anything more than a symbolic candidate no matter how hard he tried.

So while Rand Paul seems like a big name now, come 2016 – he’ll be nothing more than a sideshow to the real contenders.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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